During Monday night’s contest between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, a Giants balldude had an experience that many infielders can relate to. It was the top of the eighth inning, and Adam Duvall was batting for the Reds. The balldude (who the Giants announcers identified as Paul Robinson) ran after it, covering his head with his arms as he went.
Merely a day after a massive brawl erupted in only the second inning of a Double-A baseball game, the fight bug has struck again, with a twist. This time the Jupiter Hammerheads, Single-A affiliates of the Miami Marlins, and the Daytona Tortugas of the Cincinnati Reds organization got into an especially violent one — and on Camp Day at the ballpark, no less. Sure, most of each roster is in their late teens to early twenties, but the coaches were involved, and Tortugas manager Eli Marrero seems to be the one who starts the violence in the midst of an argument with umpires.